Accedian and SK Telecom Win Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Thursday, May 26, 2016 with No comments

We're pleased to share the news that, in partnership with SK Telecom, Accedian received a Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award, in the Mobile Infrastructure Innovation category. The awardrecognizing our collaboration with SK Telecom on a fully automated, software-defined mobile network spanning the operator’s nationwide footprint in South Koreawas presented May 25th at an awards dinner in London, part of the two-day Global Telecoms Business Telecoms Innovation and Technology Summit. 

The winning project, completed in 2015, was motivated by growing network complexity that led SK Telecom to introduce automation to enable its network to ‘think’ and ‘act’ on its own. Accedian provided the network performance assurance and visibility technology that SK Telecom needed to gain a real-time, network-wide view of performance and quality of experience (QoE)—capabilities that act as the nervous system driving the operator’s software-defined network (SDN), a big data analytics driven, multi-vendor environment.

SK Telecom deployed Accedian’s market-leading performance monitoring solution across
its nationwide mobile network, covering 12,000 locations across South Korea’s six largest cities. Central to SK Telecom’s commitment to optimizing performance, the solution automates all aspects of network processes across every level—covering radio, service, and QoS.

“The software-defined network created through collaboration between SK Telecom and Accedian demonstrates the value of virtualized performance assurance and visibility to overcome technical complexity, drive efficiencies, and improve customer quality of experience,” said Keith Donahue, VP Product Management and Services, Accedian, in a press release about the award. 

Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards are given for projects involving at least one telecom operator and at least one telecoms vendor, recognizing collaboration in the industry.

David Dial, Accedian VP International Sales (far right) and members of the SK Telecom team 
accept a Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award at a ceremony on May 25th.

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